Maziar established this online global platform with his past co-worker in 2019, and since then they strive to develop it with great support of some excellent international professionals.
Having been an architectural and planning consultant for many years, he has substantial experience in the field of development plan and building design related to sustainability, natural and cultural heritage as well as geopark visitor centers and local facilities. During many national and international Geopark conferences, he shared his findings with others and learned that there are some communication gaps among the "people of geoparks" in the world that can be filled.
His involvement in the Qeshm Island Geopark began in 2004 when the local government wanted to send a membership application to GGN. He contributed to reviewing action plans, formulating and revising a concise master plan, updating territories, designing architectural projects, etc with a wonderful team consisting of wildlife, geologist, heritage experts and engineers.
Between 2015 and 2018, he worked hard as an Environmental Planner- Geopark Expert and Project Coordinator for a JICA project to elevate Qeshm Island to be a futuristic sustainable habitation, destination, and transportation hub in a holistic way.
Maziar presently works and lives as an architectural designer in Ottawa, Canada.
Expertise: Master planning & architectural design
Joined: February 2021